Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)
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WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB
14 November 2011
Excerpt: The main feature of the drive apart from it being a USB 3.0 drive lies in its utility – WD SmartWare. The drive comes bundled with this utility and it allows you to password protect your data and backup important files.
Summary: While the USB 3.0 drive is not the fastest (with its 5200-rpm internal), it should satisfy most people need for portable storage and at the same time boasts both waifish dimensions and massive capacity.
Pros: Good Looks, Very small size for its class, Large capacity, Decent price, Solid software, 256-bit AES hardware encryption
Cons: 5200-rpm drive, No power switch, While 1TB is big, competitors have similar drives with 50% more capacity, Only 2 year warranty, Not compatible with Elite dock